LeBron James. Stephen Curry. The Goodyear Blimp. The Chosen One. The Unanimous MVP. The World Famous Icon.
Three undeniable greats with one common bond – all were “Akron Born.”
With the world’s greatest basketball players set to compete on the sport’s biggest stage, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company will celebrate their birthplace by getting the next generation of Akron greats off to a winning start.
To do this, Goodyear will honor babies born in Akron-area hospitals during the NBA Finals with a “Most Valuable Ride” care package consisting of a set of Goodyear tires, an “AkronBorn” onesie and a brand-new infant car seat.
Three Akron-based medical facilities – Summa Akron City Hospital, Cleveland Clinic Akron General and Akron Children’s Hospital – will “assist” the initiative and help deliver the care packages to families of newborns. The package builds on Goodyear’s recent Safe Mobility Project with Akron Children’s Hospital.
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Toys“R”Us® today announced the launch of its annual nationwide fundraising campaign to benefit the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. Now through Sunday, December 6, customers can spread holiday joy to some of the 15.5 million U.S. children living in poverty by donating new, unwrapped toys at any Toys“R”Us or Babies“R”Us® store across the country and online at http://www.Toysrus.com/ToysforTots. The company will also collect monetary donations in-store and online through Christmas Eve.
NBA Legend, philanthropist and entrepreneur, Shaquille O’Neal once again joins the company’s campaign as his alter ego Shaq-A-Claus, to encourage shoppers to donate to Toys for Tots. Throughout the campaign, Shaquille will also invite social media users to #PlayItForward, an initiative designed to further spread awareness of the millions of children living in poverty and to inspire families to donate to the cause.
“Making wishes come true around the holidays is especially important to me, as I know how much one toy and one act of kindness can matter. When I was a kid, I was given my very own Dr. J autographed basketball, inspiring me to believe I could grow up to be a basketball star,” said Shaquille O’Neal. “For years, I would shop for presents at Toys“R”Us and distribute them to underprivileged children on Christmas morning. Now, in partnership with Toys“R”Us and the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, I’m making it my mission as Shaq-A-Claus to give back and spread holiday cheer to the millions of needy kids in the U.S. I encourage everyone to join me this year and remember – every toy counts!”
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NBA All-Star Paul George was only 6-years-old when his mother Paulette suffered a stroke that left her practically bedridden for two years. Today, Paulette remains partially paralyzed on the left side of her body.
“I remember every moment of it,” said the Indiana Pacers swingman. “I was always there at hospital visits, right by her bed. When she got a hospital bed in our home, I would lay in my bed next to her. I want to make sure that everyone knows the warning signs for a stroke so they can quickly take action and give their loved ones the best chance for recovery.”
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The Sandals Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Sandals Resorts International (SRI), and Wade’s World Foundation, NBA Champion Dwyane Wade’s charitable organization, today officially opened donations to raise funds for Game Changer, an integrated sports program to benefit youth in underserved communities in South Florida and the Caribbean. Financial contributions can now be made through the Sandals Foundation’s website, as well as a new, text-to-donate campaign which was recently announced during Dwyane Wade’s 6th Annual Brand Wade Summit at Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa, and allows donors to ‘change the game’ by texting GAME to 41444.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7324551-sandals-foundation-dwyane-wade-launch-game-changer-sports-youth-program/
Today, Post Foods, LLC, launched a friendly competition between Fruity Pebbles and Cocoa Pebbles to see which cereal is most popular among fans. Online and mobile competitions from January through September 2014 will rally support for each flavor. WWE Superstar John Cena returns to the front of Post Fruity Pebbles cereal boxes and will serve as captain for Team Fruity. Professional Basketball All Star Kyrie Irving will take his long-time love for Cocoa Pebbles to the next level by appearing on Post Cocoa Pebbles cereal boxes as captain of Team Cocoa.
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BACARDÍ, the world’s best-selling and most awarded rum, unveiled its latest addition to the brand’s flavored rum lineup, BACARDI® Pineapple FusionTM at last night’s NBA on TNT All-Star Saturday Night Party. The NBA on TNT party featured a performance by award-winning hip hop artist Flo Rida.
John Legend, Ali Larter, DJ Irie, Ellie Goulding, Samantha Harris, Gloria Reuben, Spencer Haywood, Dale Ellis, Cedric Ceballos, Bonzi Wells and others were among the celebrities and NBA Legends that turned out to toast NBA All-Star 2013 with TNT and the NBA in Houston, Texas last night.
To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/60302-bacardi-launches-pineapple-fusion-during-nba-all-star-weekend-flo-rida
GREY GOOSE®, the World’s Best Tasting Vodka, announces the launch of its first new flavor in five years, GREY GOOSE Cherry Noir. GREY GOOSE Cherry Noir is a masterful blend of GREY GOOSE Vodka and the finest cherries including rare black cherries handpicked in French Basque Country.
GREY GOOSE Cherry Noir Flavored Vodka has already caught the attention of celebrities and influencers from a series of exclusive previews throughout the 2012 Hollywood awards season. After sampling at marquee events surrounding such milestones as the E! Entertainment backstage lounge at the 69th Annual Golden Globes, the Sundance Film Festival, The GRAMMY Awards, NBA All-Star weekend and The Oscars, GREY GOOSE Cherry Noir Flavored Vodka is now available nationwide to consumers.
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The U.S. Army and the Ad Council today unveiled a new television public service announcement (PSA) featuring NBA All-Star LeBron James designed to highlight the dropout crisis in America and encourage adults nationwide to motivate and inspire students in their communities. Created pro bono by advertising agency Publicis New York, the PSA shows how the support of people in LeBron’s life motivated him to graduate, and urges adults to give students across the country the support they need to stay in school by visiting boostup.org. The PSA is being distributed nationwide this month to coincide with halfway point of the school year.
To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/53727-ad-council-lebron-james-dropout-prevention-students-stay-in-school